Friday, September 20, 2013 – 8 PM in Helzberg Hall
Kansas City native – and internationally-acclaimed jazz singer – Deborah Brown has performed in 50 countries throughout the world. This will be an unforgettable evening of sophisticated interpretations of songs written by the masters of popular American music.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 7 PM (early show) in Helzberg Hall
Gifted singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt will infuse her blues, American roots and Gospel music style with The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra for a heartfelt Christmas celebration that will appeal to audiences of all ages.
Trombones rule the night! Celebrated trombonist Wycliffe Gordon – a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – joins The KCJO as we feature our world-class trombone section in an evening of swinging big band music when the T-Bones will sizzle!
“Take the A Train” (or drive your car!) to Helzberg Hall as The KCJO pays tribute to the music of the legendary songwriter, pianist and band leader Duke Ellington. It doesn’t get any better than this!
“The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra is a high-energy, incisive ensemble that explores and employs the richest traditions of jazz history and technique.” The Kansas City Star Click here to read full review.
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Through concert performances and educational endeavors, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra strives to preserve the rich heritage of jazz, nurture its growth, and encourage the appreciation of America’s Classical Music as a viable art form.